Talks

Machine Learning WebEx

FASS are delighted to be able to present a talk on Machine Learning from members of the Modelling Analytics and Insights from Data Working Party. This talk will take the form of a video conference, with the speakers presenting from the IFoA's offices in London to an audience in Standard Life House in Edinburgh, followed by a Q&A session. The event will be followed by a networking and drinks event.


Machine Learning WebEx
Thursday 3rd May
Refreshments from 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm,
Standard Life House, 30 Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Networking and Drinks Event to Follow

FASS are delighted to be able to present a talk on Machine Learning from members of the Modelling Analytics and Insights from Data Working Party. This talk will take the form of a video conference, with the speakers presenting from the IFoA's offices in London to an audience in Standard Life House in Edinburgh, followed by a Q&A session. The event will be followed by a networking and drinks event.

Talk Details:
Improvements in computational power has given rise to the use of machine learning techniques in a wide variety of areas, including finance, driverless cars, image detection, speech recognition etc. In a world of high volume and varied datasets, machine learning techniques are an essential toolkit to provide actionable insights from the data.
The exponential increase in data generation, capture and storage along with improved computer power is likely to benefit actuaries in two key ways. Firstly, improved data and computational capabilities is likely to mean that traditional actuarial tasks can be tackled with increasingly sophisticated approaches. The second opportunity arises because many actuaries will have the necessary skills to capitalise on new opportunities which arise to expand the profession into new areas.

This talk will cover machine learning at a high level and will include an overview of case studies performed by the Modelling Analytics and Insights from Data Working Party to explore how additional techniques around data analysis could be utilised in the future. The views presented will be the presenters' own.

Speakers:

Valerie du Preez - Consulting Actuary specialising in Life Insurance

Zhixin Lim - an actuary specialising in asset liability management, product development, and model risk management.

Thursday 3rd May
Refreshments from 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm,
Standard Life House, 30 Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Networking and Drinks Event to Follow

Valerie du Preez - Consulting Actuary specialising in Life Insurance

Zhixin Lim - an actuary specialising in asset liability management, product development, and model risk management.

If you wish to attend as a member please register online from the FASS homepage, through the ‘Log in’ button. Once logged in, click on ‘Events’ in the top ribbon & select this talk. If you have not yet signed up to the FASS website, you will need to do this before signing up to the talk through the website. If you wish to attend as a non-member please email Andrew McCredie (andrew_mccredie@standardlife.com). This event is free for Members and £5 for Non-Members. For enquiries, please contact Andrew McCredie.